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What is Personalized Learning?

Voice

In a personalized learning culture, each member is seen as a respected and valued participant. Empowerment comes from an environment in which students recognize the power of their own ideas and recognize the shift that can happen by being exposed to others’ ideas. The atmosphere is one of discourse in which multiple perspectives are encouraged.

Co-Creation

Co-creation is an invitational act — one that signifies respect and trust in others at the design table. Regular participation and engagement in co-creating performances and actions constitutes an opportunity for students to flex their innovative and creative muscles.

Social Construction

Learners build ideas through relationships with others as they theorize, investigate, and develop in pursuit of a common goal. Social construction occurs as learners seek out information, ideas, and perspectives to guide task development by consulting experts or peers who have intimate knowledge of the topic and using others as a sounding board to work through ideas or roadblocks.

Relational Shift

Learners build ideas through relationships with others as they theorize, investigate, and develop in pursuit of a common goal. Social construction occurs as learners seek out information, ideas, and perspectives to guide task development by consulting experts or peers who have intimate knowledge of the topic and using others as a sounding board to work through ideas or roadblocks.

There is real power in feeling that you are not alone, a sense of camaraderie when you are working to cause a change, create a performance, or build a prototype. Learners also share the results of their work— their creations, synthesis, and conclusions — to guide others, illustrate thinking, and offer perspectives.

Voice

In a personalized learning culture, each member is seen as a respected and valued participant. Empowerment comes from an environment in which students recognize the power of their own ideas and recognize the shift that can happen by being exposed to others’ ideas. The atmosphere is one of discourse in which multiple perspectives are encouraged.

Co-Creation

Co-creation is an invitational act — one that signifies respect and trust in others at the design table. Regular participation and engagement in co-creating performances and actions constitutes an opportunity for students to flex their innovative and creative muscles.

 

Social Construction

Learners build ideas through relationships with others as they theorize, investigate, and develop in pursuit of a common goal. Social construction occurs as learners seek out information, ideas, and perspectives to guide task development by consulting experts or peers who have intimate knowledge of the topic and using others as a sounding board to work through ideas or roadblocks.

 

Self Discovery

Our ultimate aim is for learners to become self-directed and capable of managing themselves in a variety of situations. This comes about as learners uncover how they navigate through the challenges they’ve set for themselves: how they start making sense of a problem or how they generate an idea, how they handle the frustration of not getting it quite right for the umpteenth time, and how they work through revisions or dead ends by analyzing what happened.

About Allison

Allison Zmuda founded Learning Personalized in 2015 as a way to bring together leading minds in personalized learning. As she traveled to different events and consulting opportunities, she would ask those doing interesting and innovative work to contribute to the website. Authors on this site range from K-12 students to top minds in academia.

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